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Power of U.S. Stock Surge Weakens as It Hits Europe

The biggest rally in American equities since 2009 flowed powerfully through to Japanese stocks, but momentum faltered thereafter as U.S. stock-index futures tumbled alongside European shares. Treasuries climbed as oil and the dollar gave up some of the previous session’s advances. Contracts on the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq retreated only hours after the underlying …

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Why Japan’s Whalers Are Upset About the Plan to Resume Whale Hunting

Count Japan’s own whalers among those unhappy with the government’s plan to resume commercial hunts — but not in the bountiful whaling grounds around Antarctica. A Japanese foreign ministry official told reporters Thursday in Tokyo that whalers were also upset with the plan. The briefing came a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government drew …

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Why U.S.-China Trade Negotiators Won’t be Celebrating a New Year Breakthrough

A U.S. government delegation will travel to Beijing in the week of Jan. 7 to hold trade talks with Chinese officials, two people familiar with the matter said. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will lead the Trump administration’s team, which will also include Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass, according to the …

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Fortnite Gamer Raised $1.3 Million for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in 2018

One of Fortnite’s most popular gamers went into Christmas having raised $1.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2018. Fans of Fortnite and Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo who donated money during his #buildagainstcancer 24-hour livestream on Twitch were rewarded with making Fortnite choices for Lupo as he played. Incentives like telling Lupo to stop …

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From Meghan Markle to Mega Millions, These Were 2018’s Top Google Searches

Google Trends “Year in Search 2018” is out. And if this year’s version of the annual list proves anything, it’s that people are really obsessed with their eyelashes. Arranged by topics, the list’s “beauty questions” top five list gets straight to it: three of the top five searches were lash-focused, including “How to apply magnetic …

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North and South Korea Hope to Leave Hostility Behind With a New Railroad Linking the Peninsula

North and South Korean officials took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday, signing a wooden railroad tie and linking the tracks of what the nations hope will one day be a train system to bring prosperity to Northeast Asia. However, the railway will not become a reality if U.S.-led sanctions against North Korea persist. Officials …

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